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All 38 Nipomo Restaurants

Jocko's Steak House

125 N Thompson Ave, Nipomo, CA 93444
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Ranked #1 of 38 Restaurants in Nipomo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
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Tinley Park, Illinois
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119 reviews 119 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I would give a much higher rating if they weren't so rude about seating people. We had 5 o'clock reservations, and arrived to see many empty tables, but were told we would have to wait. It was most annoying to have people come in after us and immediately be seated. Rude, Rude, rude. I will say the waitress we had... More 

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Santa Paula
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

i had never been to Jocko's before. some friends of ours invited us to go. we went with 3 other couples, 2 of which had been there before. i could not believe this place. it was packed. i ordered the spencer steak. it had to be at lease 1" thick. one of the best steaks or maybe the best steak... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We had read the great reviews and since we love a good steak house we had to try Jocko's. First off if you are expecting an authentic steak house( dark wood, low lighting, relaxing atmosphere) you will be disappointed. This is a ranch house that serves steaks ( as well as other food). It is open, noisy, crowded, with paper... More 

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Arroyo Grande, California
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167 reviews 167 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We do not often eat here... always too crowded, and anyone who knows Jocko's knows that the food is good, but the venue is like eating at a backyard picnic. Takeout is crazy... you wait out back near the kitchen where there are servers taking food to tables right past you every few seconds... not a big area, more of... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My family visited this restaurant due to the good reviews. We had a reservation for 7:30 pm and got seated at 8 pm and ordered and got our drinks at 8:30 pm. The place was super crowded and very noisy. The service was below average and the waiter had a bad cold and should have stayed at home until recovered.... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The food is great and plentiful. My daughter and I had the pork chops and there were 2 large and thick ones. I added the rest of the meal for under $9, and it was still hard to finish. My husband had the spencer and he loved it and can't wait to go back. I knew to split it because... More 

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Nipomo, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

First thing is that I live about 7 min. from Jockos, Its an iconic place that people travel to from all over the place. I have not had a sit down dinner here in 12 years because the place is ALWAYS CROWDED. (we usually take the stall sandwich out at lunch) Anyhow, I forgot what I was missing. They do... More 

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Nipomo, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Outstanding food. As good a steak as can be found. Make a reservation well in advance. Rx the Spencer or the Filet. Wow!

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Lodi, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

First off, let me say, this place is a dive. Not fancy, you'll wait in line to be seated, even if you made reservations but it is SOOOO worth the wait. If you want great food...eat here. If you want great ambiance...go elsewhere. Once you get past the blah atmosphere and noise, Jocko's has a diverse menu, but their Spencer... More 

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Arroyo Grande
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Reservations aren't really honored...you wait 30 to 45 minutes with a reservation. No, none, absolutely no atmosphere. It's kind of noisy. However, if all you're really concerned about is a great steak...you've come to the right place. Their steaks are excellent. Wonderful baked potato and a full meal for one price.

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Additional Information about Jocko's Steak House

Address: 125 N Thompson Ave, Nipomo, CA 93444
Phone Number: 805-929-3565
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Nipomo
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Steakhouse

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